In her work Zara Pfeifer shows a profound interest in social and spatial phenomena. In her long-term projects she blends into the world she is documenting– not only as an observer, but as an active part of her surroundings. As a co-driver in a truck on a route through Europe (Good Street!) or joining the social life in the housing project Alterlaa (Du, meine konkrete Utopie). Besides photography, she reveals her findings in lectures, audio and video recordings.
Besides her personal projects, Zara Pfeifer gets commissioned to portray buildings, architecture, interiors and furnitures or to catch an atmosphere of an area or a certain space. She has collaborated with architecture offices such as Something Fantastic, Atelier Fanelsa, c/o now, the furniture brand Artek, and the magazines Monopol Magazin and Monocle.
Zara Pfeifer holds a teaching position at the Architecture University TU Vienna with her own course about Architecture & Photography.